Signs Your Septic System Needs Service

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Let’s face it, your septic system isn’t the most glamorous thing to think about, yet maintaining a functioning septic system is important to your home and your family’s health. To do so, you’ll need to keep a close eye on certain warning signs that you have a septic tank in trouble.

Should any of these signs rear their heads, don’t hesitate to call the professionals to check your septic system. Contact South East Total Service at 423-499-2911 for more information about important septic system and tank service.

  • Backed Up Toilets: You may end up with mysterious toilet clogs that even a plunger can’t handle, or your toilet isn’t running as fast as it should. If your toilet is spitting out sewage all over your bathroom, you may have drains that are clogged or a septic tank that is overflowing.
  • Foul Odors: If you’re suddenly clenching your nose inside your home, watch out. Horrid smells like sewage or rotting eggs are a sign of septic malfunction, perhaps as a result of bad pipes or backups of sewage. When your nostrils are protesting, it’s time to give the professionals a call immediately.
  • Rising Water: In your backyard, you may find water is suddenly gathering in the area above your septic tank. This is a sign that your tank is full and needs to be drained. You may also have a problem with solid waste clogging your pipes.